Bohemia village Hermits Treasure....Long Island
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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
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    Bohemia village Hermits Treasure....Long Island

    From the May, 1896 Brooklyn Eagle

    Sayville,LI, May 15 ,1896- Old Michael HENNESSEY died at the county house at Yaphank Wednesday, and his remains were buried beside his wife, in the Bohemian burying ground, yesterday. Some months ago old Mary HENNESSEY was found dead in bed, and in the same bed her husband, for years an invalid, lay
    unconscious that his wife had passed away. Near neighbors too care of the old man and he was removed to the poor house. It was said that aged couple had
    considerable money hidden away in the house, but nothing could be found except $7 sewed up in the corner of an old pilow. Still it is believed that much more money lies buried somewhere on the premises.
    Over 40 years ago, the couple built the small hut which they occuppied ever since in the heart of a dense woods, near where Bohemia village now stands and for years they have been called "The Hermits". The village gossip has it that Nancy HENNESSEY was once a prominent young women in the city of Philadelphia and was engaged to be married to a prominent police official until she met Michael HENNESSEY, who was a widower.
    He claimed to own rich lands on Long Island and Nancy, who was a Quakeress and had been brought up on a farm, longed to return to that life again
    and she married HENNESSEY. The rich farm lands proved to be a myth and the bright young Quakeress determined to shut herself from the rest of the world and
    made her husband build the hut in the woods. Their property will be sold to pay for their burials. [ Notice the wife is first referred to as "MARY", then "Nancy". How true is all this "gossip ", I wonder ? I can only imagine the state of the propery after all the neighbors were done hunting for the buried riches :-)
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